It was exciting to have both of the kids participate this year. Boogie was signed up for both the 6 year old 25M Freestyle and the 6 year old 25M kickboard race. Buggy was signed up for the 5&Under kickboard race.
|Boogie with Coach Paul swimming the 25M Freestyle|
Buggy loved being in her first mini meet. She swam in the girls 5&Under kickboard race. Coach Jeni supported her throughout the whole race. However, I noticed Buggy kicking delicately and smiling at the crowd. In the next lane was her best Flipper friend doing the same thing. The other mom was laughing and saying the girls were on their parade route. I bet if they were willing to let go of the kickboard they would have done a beauty pageant wave. They were so silly and so much fun to watch. Buggy had a smile on her face the whole time. And this is what the mini meet is all about. Having fun and gaining confidence as a swimmer.
I can't say enough how proud I am of both my kids. They got out there and they did it. Boogie was a little disappointed in his 11th place finisher ribbon for the freestyle, but I told him it was my favorite ribbon because it was the one he earned. He perked up at that and he is looking forward to the B meet this Wednesday.
Way to go, kiddos! Mama and Daddy are so proud of you!
|So tired right now!|
|Almost there! Digging deep to finish!|
|And he finished on his own with his awesome coach cheering him on the entire way!|
|One very proud Boogie surrounded by his siblings, Daddy, Lola, and Cousin Sham|
|Buggy swimming in the kickboard race.|
|Coach Jeni helping Buggy along|
|Boogie swimming hard in the kickboard race without a coach in his lane :)|